Error at 5.8 Adjusting the Toolchain (Last stable version of the book)

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Thu Nov 5 13:51:35 PST 2009

Chris Staub wrote:
> On 11/05/2009 04:24 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Chris Staub wrote:
>>> On 11/05/2009 03:54 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>>> First mistake. Change the symlink
>>> No need for that...long as /bin/bash is specified for the LFS user.
>> I'm not sure about that Chris.  That means that no script will ever
>> invoke sh.  IIRC, glibc is especailly bad about having bashisms in sh
>> scripts.
> I have built LFS using /bin/sh -> dash (and /usr/bin/awk -> mawk) 
> recently with no problems. I know Glibc has had problems before with 
> using bashisms but not specifying Bash, but that has been fixed. Don't 
> really know what you mean by "no script will ever invoke sh".

Interesting.  That is a recent change then because it has caused 
problems in the past.  I still think that bash/awk are known to be good. 
  Others may cause problems or may work.  It may even depend on the 
package versions.

Sometimes scripts will invoke subscripts with '/bin/sh script'.  Whether 
that will work with dash depends on the script.  We know the book's 
instructions work with bash.  I really don't want to get into the 
business of checking the book's instructions with multiple versions of 
host tools.

   -- Bruce

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